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Cold War


Covers people, places, and events from mid-15th century to the present.
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Use this Gale database to research people, events, and topics in world history. It includes primary sources, images, and video. (Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) FULL SUITE OF GALE DATABASES
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Use this Gale database to research important people of the Cold War era. (Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)
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Nuclear Files
Issues and history of the nuclear age, including the Cuban missile crisis and the cold war.

The Peace Doves Game
In this game your mission is to use the worldwide symbol of peace, the white dove, to disarm the world of nuclear weapons!

China: 50 Years of Communism
A special report from BBC News. Scroll down for article titles, which each have additional links.

Picturing Power: Posters of the Cultural Revolution
An online exhibit of Chinese posters from 1963-1979.

Red-Color News Soldier
Li Zhensheng, a Chinese photographer, chronicles his odyssey through the cultural revolution. You need to scroll right to view the photographs, and mouse-over each for an explanation.

Fast Attacks & Boomers
The Smithsonian presents an exhibition of submarines in the Cold War.

Cold War Civil Defense Museum
This virtual museum offers bomb shelter inventories and tours, official posters from the Office of Civil Defense, and audio files of radio warnings.

Human Radiation Experiments
The U.S. Dept. of Energy tells the agency's Cold War story of radiation research using human subjects.

Russian Roulette
A PBS Frontline report on the safety and security of Russia's nuclear arsenal in the post-Cold War era with historical information about the Cold War.

Berlin Wall
The Freedom Forum tells the story and includes a timeline, streaming video and differing news reports from East and West.

The Wars for Vietnam, 1945-1975
This Vassar College site includes an overview, important documents and links to other sources.

The World on the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis
This interactive exhibit will take you through the crucial thirteen days in October of 1962 with primary sources and audio excerpts of meetings.

Cuban Missile Crisis
History Out Loud presents audio files (Real Audio required) and history of this incident .

Palestine Liberation Organization: Negotiations Affairs Dept.
Information from the Palestinian (PLO) viewpoint.

American Presidents' Foreign Affairs
Information from the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

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updated 02/05/2013

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